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Mimi has been sick today, she's thrown up twice and is not eating. She is
drinking small amounts of water. I tried giving her chicken broth just to get
something in her and she refused that as well. She's been shaking tonight,
even when I hold her and all she wants to do is lay in her bed.

I've been using Advantage Multi on her for the last three doses. I've been
concerned in the prior two doses because she didn't seem normal for the
day following the treatment, but she's never been sick like this.

Has anyone ever experienced or heard of this ????
 

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I gave her and Jax both their dose on Wed, I always give it on a full stomach
and I put up all of their blankets until I feel it's had proper time to set in.
( Usually I wait like 4 or 5 hours ) I also watch them to make sure they
aren't able to lick each other. I'm not sure if she's sick from the dose or
something else. I might be paranoid because I don't really like the topical.

She continued to drink through the night. She got up on her own this
morning and went out and urinated and had a bowel movement. I offered her
their normal morning treat that she's usually going crazy for and she came
over, smelled it and walked away. She did go and drink more water though.

At this point she does not seem lethargic, she's not panting or drooling. She
just wants to lay in her night time bed. She normally will be in whatever
room I am in. She also is still not eating. I'm going to try just some plain
chicken again and see if she will eat any of that.
 

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Update:

She did eat a SMALL amount of chicken, as in about four bites. So far she
is keeping it down, and she's back in bed now.
 

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Thanks Janie, I've been using advantage multi for heartworms ( and fleas ),
mostly because it has a 3-9lb dosage and since the choices are getting
fewer I felt it was an ok choice.
 

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I didn't think you were knocking anything! I appreciate the feedback honestly!

I actually changed to advantage multi because of Sentinel no longer
being offered.
 

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Thank you Tina, I appreciate it!

Mary J - I use Dr. Ireland on the northside, Mel used Dr. Latter for years
and always raves about him.

I did call the vet, they seemed to think that because Advantage was a topical
product that maybe she was having a reaction to something else. They are
suppose to have to Dr. call me back.

Maybe I'm crazy, but I really do not think she got into anything else. I never
let them out alone, I try to be very cautious about anything in my house that they could get to.

I did get her to eat a little more chicken, but she also got sick. Her vomit is
this mustard yellow color. She is still drinking water and she's been up and
around a bit. I just took them both outside and she went both one and two
again.
 

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Hi Christa,

Sorry to hear about Mimi not feeling well. I dont use any use any chemicals on my dogs, so can't comment on this product. Fortunately we haven't been bothered with fleas, knock on wood. Since you live in Lakeland, wondered who your vet is? We use Dr Latter. He is also fine with those that feed a raw food diet :) and doesn't give you a hassle if you decline vaccines.
Hope she feels better soon.
What about heartworm meds ? Do you not give any ?

I'm so upset thinking something I gave her to keep her healthy might
have made her sick.
 

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So a vet tech from my vet's office called me back. She says that they
have had dogs throwing up after being treated before. She suggested
bathing Mimi in a soapy bath AND then suggested I come in and try a
heartworm med that was given orally.....

Just like that, like it was no big deal and hey come on in and dose her up
some more. Am I crazy to be outraged by this ????


On an upside, she seems to be feeling a little better, she's up walking around
and following me from room to room again. She's drinking water still but no
more food since the chicken. I'm going to try and give her some broth in a
bit.
 

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What about heartworm meds ? Do you not give any ?

No, I do not use ANY chemicals/toxins on my dogs. In addition to my regular vet, I also use a homeopathic vet. My guys get regular blood tests to check for HW.

My homeo vet feels it is safer to treat for HW IF they ever got it, then giving them the toxins month after month after month. We try to be as natural as we can.
Mary - Is your homeo vet local ? I would love to find one that is local.


Sat am - Mimi is a little better, she did drink some chicken broth, she also ate a little more chicken this morning. She's still not eating any full meals but she
also has not thrown up this morning so far.
 

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Yesterday was her first day of eating her normal amount of food.

( Finally! )

She was eating little bits at a time over the weekend, and with every bite she
would pause, almost like she was waiting to see if she got sick. Yesterday
she ate the full amount of both of her meals and she kept it down. She's
still not back to 100%, but she's much much better.

Mary - I think I am going to make her an appt for Dr. Latter this week.
 

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Mary - I'm going to call his office on Monday and see when I can get her in.
 

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Thanks Mel, I'm going to call her. I'm really sad that I can't get her into
Dr. Latter. By the way....YOU have been missed!

She is doing much better now btw, but she did not eat for 4 days aside from
taking water and me giving her sugar water and peanut butter on her gums
and such. After that it still took her almost a full week later to get her normal
appetite back. I'm very relieved, now I just want to find a new vet!
 

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I just read it! Thank you SO MUCH Mary! I will call first thing in the morning!
 
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